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Angelina Co. controlled burn gets out of control, spreads to woods, train cars

Source: KTRE Staff Source: KTRE Staff
ANGELINA COUNTY, TX (KTRE) -

Firefighters from the Central Volunteer Fire Department, the Hudson VFD, and the Texas A&M Forest Service joined forces to battle a controlled burn that got out of control on FM 706 Thursday afternoon.

Chief Jason Thacker with the Central VFD said the owner of a piece of property in the 200 block of FM 706 was conducting a controlled burn when it got out of control and spread to a nearby wooded area and a railroad siding, where it caught several train cars on fire.

Thacker said Central VFD firefighters showed up at the scene at 1:06 p.m. Thursday. Shortly after that, they called out the Hudson Volunteer Fire Department at the Texas A&M Forest Service.

The fire is now under control, Thacker said. He added that there was minimal damage to the train cars that caught on fire.

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